|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1784|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 1860|
2/3/2014--Last week I received an email informing me that Isaac Howell's grave stone has been broken, possibly by vandals. Currently, there are two families who have assumed responsibility for maintenance of the cemetery. This, of course, is a time-consuming and expensive task, especially when markers are damaged and need to be repaired. Any relative who could help should contact C.W. Camp.
Isaac was one of eleven children born to Joseph Howell, Jr. and Margaret Eleanor Garmon. He married Margaret Tucker, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Leverette) Tucker, in Cabarrus County on 4 November 1805.
It is unsure exactly when the family moved from Cabarrus County to the Atlanta area. They appear in the 1820 U. S. Census for Cabarrus County and the 1830 U. S. Census for Campbell County, Georgia. Isaac, his brother Evan Howell (Memorial #57824037), and their father Joseph Howell moved to the area together. While Evan and family settled in Gwinnett County, Isaac and Joseph settled in Campbell (now Cobb) County. Isaac and Joseph both won land in the 1827 and 1832 Georgia Land Lotteries. One Georgia relative mentioned that at one time Isaac owned most of the land along the river, including the land where Six Flags Over America theme park is now located.
Isaac was the co-owner and operator of the Howell-Greene Ferry, one of the 200 ferries that crossed the Chattahoochee River into Atlanta. The ferry apparently crossed the river just north of where I-20 is today. Mr. Greene's former land sits on the Fulton County side of the river and is currently an industrial area. The Greene family cemetery sits about equa-distant from the river directly across from the Howell Cemetery. The Greene Cemetery is listed on Find A Grave. So far, there are seven documented graves listed. Currently, that cemetery is in rough shape.
According to the grave marker, Isaac was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church from about 1843 until his death.
Margaret bore Isaac eleven children:
David Holton Howell (1806- )
Melinda Howell (1808-1833)
Jessie M. (Jennie?) Howell (1811-1895)
George Howell (1814-1815)
Michael Silvester Howell (1816- )
Humphrey Posey Howell (1819-1891)
Mary Ann Howell (1822-1890)
James Marion Howell (1824-1850)
William Burdine Howell (1826-1896)
Clement Clay Howell (1829-1867)
Alston Hunter Green Howell (1832-1908)
It has been written that Isaac, upon hearing of the election of Abraham Lincoln as President, cursed and died. He is purported to be the first person to be buried in what is now known as the Howell Cemetery.
Other relatives will probably have interesting things to add to this narrative. Additions and corrections are welcome. Also, if anyone knows where some of the other children are buried, it would be helpful to other researchers to connect them.
Inscription on back side of monument:
Sleep on my loving
This marble shall Thy
But deeper on my heart
The thought that we
will meet in
Joseph Howell, Esq (1733 - 1835)
Margart Eleanor Garmon Howell (1753 - 1800)
Margaret Tucker Howell (1805 - 1873)
Jennie M Howell Foster (1811 - 1892)*
Humphrey Posey Howell (1819 - 1891)*
Mary Anne Howell Pittman (1822 - 1890)*
William Burdine Howell (1824 - 1896)*
Clement Clay Howell (1829 - 1867)*
Alston Hunter Greene Howell (1832 - 1908)*
75 Years 10 Months 15 Days
Member of M. E. Church 17 Years
Maintained by: C.Troillett
Originally Created by: anonymous
Record added: Jan 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10349910